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Strangford Lough - Family Time, 3 Day Itinerary

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  1. An image of a group of men and women enjoying freshly made soda bread
    Tracey's cottage is located only 30 minutes from Belfast in a Marine Nature Reserve on Strangford Lough. Join her to make Soda and Wheaten Breads and to enjoy a feast of homemade treats around the Farmhouse Kitchen table. A hands on experience.
    1. Hotel front entrance
      The Portaferry Hotel, the ideal place to relax, the minute you walk through our doors you can feel the atmosphere, snuggle up to our open fires or enjoy the stunning scenery with walks along the shore.
    2. a photograph of the exterior of old church ruins
      Grey Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey church and its living quarters were founded in 1193 by Affreca wife of John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster.
      1. Castleward house and estate in county down
        Slow down, connect with nature, landscapes and local people on a guided, coastal walk or coach tour with local tour guide, Brigid Watson. Immerse yourself in nature and the heritage and culture of this ancient coastal area of County Down for a memorable experience. Tours offered around Strangford Lough and in the Lecale and Ards Peninsulas. Walking tours of Downpatrick, Strangford, Portaferry and Kearney.
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        1. Penguin
          Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile, a Waddle of Penguins, all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.
          1. Photo of little boy in blue top and brown trousers jumping off wooden steps onto autumn leaves
            Ireland's largest collection of ducks, geese and swans. Viewing from hides, waterfowl gardens, woodland walks. Extended gardens and woodlands with a gift shop, home made food, art gallery and coffee shop.
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